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Agenda and minutes

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Items
Note No. Item

91.

Appointment of Chairman

To note that the Independent Member will serve as Chairman of the Panel.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that the Independent Member, Caroline Ellis, would serve as Chairman of the Panel.

92.

Terms of Reference

To note the terms of reference as set out below:

 

“To review in accordance with the Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations 1991 the Keeping of Children in Secure Accommodation.”

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Terms of Reference of the Panel be noted.

93.

Minutes

 

[Note:  Social Services Appeals Panel minutes are:-

 

(1)               approved following each meeting by the Members serving on that particular occasion and signed as a correct record by the Chairman for that meeting;

(2)               not submitted to the next panel meeting for approval.

 

Reasons: The Social Services Appeals Panel is constituted from a pooled membership.  Consequently, a subsequent Panel meeting is likely to comprise a different Chairman and Members who took no part in the previous meeting’s proceedings.  The process referred to at (1) above provides appropriate approval scrutiny].

Minutes:

(See Note at conclusion of these minutes).

Enc.

94.

Guidance Notes pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To note the enclosed guidance notes which set out the nature of the Panel.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the guidance notes setting out the nature of the Panel be noted.

RESOLVED ITEMS

95.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential information in breach of an obligation of confidence, or of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972:

 

Agenda Item No

 

Title

Description of Exempt Information

6.

The Keeping of a Child in Secure Accommodation

Information under paragraph 1 (contains information relating to any individuals).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That, in accordance with Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item for the reason set out below:

 

Item

Title

 

Reason

8.

The Keeping of a Child in Secure Accommodation

 

Information under paragraph 1 (contains information relating to any individual).

 

96.

The Keeping of a Child in Secure Accommodation

Minutes:

The Panel considered reports of the Corporate Director of Children and Families, the Independent Investigator and the Secure Unit.

 

The Panel carefully reviewed the case, taking into account the written and verbal updates from officers of Children’s Services, the Independent Investigator, the Secure Unit, permanent staff at the Secure Unit, and the views and wishes of the child, who was present for part of the meeting.

 

The Panel concluded that the criteria for placement in secure accommodation continued to be met, and were satisfied that the placement continued to be necessary, that the child’s identified needs were being met in the current placement.

 

RESOLVED:  That the child remains in the secure placement for the duration of the Secure Order.